Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB rained out

AA: Trenton rained out.

High A: Tampa (63-71) split a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Lost 4-0, getting just 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo’s 3 errors led to 3 unearned runs.

Makeup of 8/27 rainout: Won 5-3. Castillo 2 hits, RBI. 1B Steven Sensley 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston (69-66) lost 8-5. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits, .306. RF Josh Stowers 2 RBI. C Eduardo Navas 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2 solo HR.

 

Prospects heading for the Arizona Fall League.

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From MLB.com

Yankees (Surprise): Daniel Bies, RHP; Glenn Otto, RHP; Donny Sands, C; Josh Stowers, OF; Brandon Wagner, 1B

Acquired from the Mariners in an offshoot of the Sonny Gray trade in January, Stowers has a chance to have four average or better tools, with his arm the lone exception. Otto has had difficulty staying healthy but can reach 97 mph and devastate hitters with his curveball when he’s at 100 percent.

Game 116. Yanks blanked again, 4-0.

I was going to write that there are no words.

But there are words. Words I’ll try to keep to a minimum, but words of frustration, anger, sadness and disappointment at the way the Yankees (72-44) are playing right now.

The Yanks were shutout for the second time in a row, 4-0, by Tampa Bay last night. It’s the fourth time they have been shutout in their last nine games, and the tenth time this season. Aaron Judge must feel as if he has to HR every time up.

Gerrit Cole pitched well. He gave up a run in the fourth which wasn’t his fault. Aaron Hicks badly misplayed a ball in CF into a leadoff triple, the next batter singled, and Tampa Bay was up 1-0.

In the bottom of the same inning, Hicks came to bat with one out and the bases loaded. Unfortunately, Hicks is now 9 for 63 (.143) in his career with the bases loaded after bouncing into an inning-ending, rally-killing 1-2-3 DP. The boos for Hicks were loud afterward and deserved. He’s 6 for his last 57.

In the top of the ninth inning, Wandy Peralta got two outs, but he also walked two. As I’ve written a lot during this bad streak the Yanks are having, walks and two-out hits have been killing Yankees’ pitchers. Lou Trivino came in and his first three batters were single, HBP and single before he got the last out. 4-0 Tampa Bay. Ballgame over.

Amazingly, the Yankees still have a 10-game lead in the division despite going 20-26 in their last 46 games and losing 10 of their last 12. They are 11-21 since July 8.

Why the Yanks got Trivino (5.79 ERA) as well when they made the deal for Montas, who knows. Meanwhile Clarke Schmidt (2.40 ERA) and Ron Marinaccio (2.03) are at AAA. Yankees fans are shaking their head at that.

Yankees fans also are shaking their heads at the Jordan Montgomery trade. Since the Yanks traded Monty to the Cardinals for Harrison Bader (more on that in a moment), Monty has won both his starts (one against the Yankees) and has pitched 11 scoreless innings. Meanwhile, Bader is still in a walking boot.

Bader can’t come off the IL and replace Hicks in CF soon enough. It’ll be interesting to see what happens to Hicks once Bader joins the Yankees. Meanwhile, Estevan Florial is still at AAA, and instead of bringing up Florial, who can play all OF positions, especially CF, the Yanks brought up Miguel Andujar, who can’t play CF or RF. (SMH). These kind of front office decisions anger and frustrate the fans. One thing noticeable the past few years in Yankee land is that the Yanks hang on to guys far past their expiration date. We’ve seen it with Sonny Gray, Gary Sanchez, Joey Gallo and now Aaron Hicks. Maybe they want to get the most they can out of a bad deal or contract, but it’s like holding on to milk after it has spoiled. You want guys to do well. But if they don’t, you can’t hold on to them forever.

Ok, I kept the words of frustration, anger, disappointment and sadness to a minimum. The integrity of this blog requires that something be written. Talk to Yankees fans, read their blogs or tweets and you will know and see that there is a lot more of that anger, frustration, disappointment and sadness right now.

This team, as written by Jon Heyman yesterday, needs a jolt. This can’t continue.



Torres 2 hits.

Cole (L, 9-5) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K. 3.30 (Tough, Hard-luck Loss).
Loaisiga 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.00
Peralta 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2.53
Trivino 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 HBP. 5.79 (Combined A’s/NYY ERA)







Minor League Action from 8-14-22. Low A Tampa victim of no-hitter.

AAA: SWB (58-52) won 6-5.
CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. #23 prospect. 284-14-37, 32 SB
RF Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, 3 RBI. 2 triples and a solo HR. #11 prospect .271-9-32, 13 SB
DH Rob Brantly 2 hits, RBI
LF Blake Perkins solo HR (1st in AAA, 13th overall)

Krook (W, 8-7) 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 6 K. 1 WP 4.15
Weber 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.70
Rich Rodriguez 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 7.50
M. Gomez (H, 5) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.87
Weissert (S, 16) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.85

AA: Somerset (66-41; won 1st half division title) won 10-1.
CF Everson Pereira 2 hits, RBI. #8 prospect. .270-10-46, 19 SB
DH Austin Wells 2 Hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (5) #4 prospect .285-13-36 10 SB
RF Elijah Dunham 3 hits, 4 RBI. Grand Slam (15) #20 prospect .268-15-53 30 SB
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, 2 RBI 2-run HR (10)
1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits.

Randy Vasquez (W, 1-4) 5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 6 K. 3.77 #13 prospect.
Loseke 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 3.02
Myatt 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.75
Cowart 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.43
E. Ramirez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.52

High A: Hudson Valley (57-50) lost 6-5.
DH Anthony Seigler 2 hits
3B Tyler Hardman 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (16)
RF Grant Richardson 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2 solo HR (6 in High A)

Abeyta 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1 HBP 4.15
Miller (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 3 W, 3 K. 1 WP Gae up 1 HR. 6.00
C. Gomez (L, 1-3; BS, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 3.86

Low A: Tampa (51-55) lost 5-0 and were no-hit.

Yulie (L, 3-5) 3 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 3 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.66
Watson 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1 HBP. 1 WP. 4.04
Anderson 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 HBP. 3.86
Holloway 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W 1 K. 2.72

Game 115. Boston blanks Yanks, 3-0.

The Yanks (72-43) were shut out for the 9th time this season, this time by Boston, 3-0, on Sunday night. It’s the most times they’ve been shut out in a season since 2016 (13x).

Jameson Taillon didn’t pitch badly but was the victim of non-support. The Yanks only managed to get two hits.

A leadoff double and a couple of groundouts moved the runner up and enabled the Red Sox to score a first inning run.

Rafael Devers hit a massive 433-ft. HR off of Taillon in the sixth. The 2-run shot made it 3-0.

Aaron Judge’s troubles off Boston pitcher Michael Wacha continued. He’s now 0-14 off of him, and Gleyber Torres is now 6 for his last 52, and 0 for his last 22. With Stanton and Carpenter out, that really hurts.

Taillon (L, 11-3) 7 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR. 3.95
Loaisiga 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.31

Minor League Action from 8-13-22

AAA: SWB (57-52) lost 7-6.
2B Oswald Peraza 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (16) #2 prospect .257-16-43, 28 SB
C Rob Brantly 2 hits, 2 RBI
LF Armando Alvarez 2 hits, RBI

Mitch Spence 4 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR. 5.27 #31 prospect (3-6, 5.24 AA/AAA)
Espinal (L, 0-2) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 3.86
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 3 K. 2.79
Cordero 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K. 2.25

AA: Somerset (65-41, 1st half division champs) lost 9-2.
RF Elijah Dunham 2-run HR (14) #20 prospect .263-14-49, 30 SB

Matt Sauer (L, 0-1) 4 1/3 IP, 9 R, 9 H, 3 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 1 Balk 18.69
Jennings 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.50
Minnick 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.36

Sauer’s first game at AA. Overall High A/AA 5-4, 4.47

High A: Hudson Valley (57-49) won 3-1.
1B T.J. Rumfield 2 RBI
LF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits

Richard Fitts 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.35 #28 prospect (Low A/HIgh A: 3-8, 4.96)
Edgar Barclay (W, 5-2) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 5 K. 1.75 #24 prospect

Low A: Tampa (51-54) won 5-3.
RF Raimfer Salinas 2 hits, 3 RBI. Solo HR (4)
2B Luis Santos 2 hits, RBI

Valdez 5 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 2 WP. 3.12
Cortijo (H, 7) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.91
Mendez (W, 1-0; BS, 1) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.00

STANDINGS

AAA: SWB 57-52; 5th in IL East, 3 1/2 GB

AA: Somerset 65-41; Won 1st half division title (Eastern League Northeast) with 44-25 record.
2nd half: 21-16, 2nd, 1 1/2 GB

High A: Hudson Valley 57-49, was 34-32, 3rd, in 1st half for SAL North.
2nd Half: 23-17, 1st by 1/2 a game.

Low A: Tampa 51-54 was 27-39, last in 1st half for FSL West.
2nd half: 2nd, 24-15, 2 GB




Game 114. Yanks “squeeze” past Bosox, 3-2.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in all three Yankees runs with his first HR of the season and a bunt single on a safety squeeze play to lead the Yankees (72-42) past Boston, 3-2, Saturday night.

The win dropped the Yankees magic # for winning the AL East to 40.

Frankie Montas’ first start as a Yankee didn’t go too well, but he hadn’t pitched in 11 days because of the death of his mother-in-law. This next one went much better.

Some wildness cost Montas two runs in the bottom of the fourth. A walk, one-out single, WP, and walk loaded the bases for Boston. A HBP forced in a run and a second run scored on a SF.

The Yanks surprisingly came back to tie it in the top of the fifth. Andrew Benintendi led off with a walk, and one out later, Kiner-Falefa (IKF) snaked on over the Green Monster for his first HR as a Yankee. Finally, in game 114 of this season, he got one. Maybe it wasn’t as dramatic as Bucky Dent’s in 1978, but equally as shocking. (And on June 20, 1978, ANOTHER Yankee SS hit a grand slam at Fenway off of Mike Torrez to lead the Yankees to a 10-4 win after being down 4-0 in THAT game. That would be Fred “The Chicken” Stanley!)

With one out in the top of the ninth, Andrew Benintendi just missed a HR (which would have been his first as a Yankee) as he doubled to CF. An infield single by Jose Trevino put runners on the corners. Then, a play that the Yankees need to do more often. They put on a safety squeeze play. You have to catch the defense napping; you have to execute the bunt and not pop it up. You do the safety and not suicide squeeze to make sure the runner isn’t out if you miss the pitch or if it’s a ball (like on a pitchout). But if you can execute the bunt and get it down, you most likely won’t bunt into a DP, and most likely the runner scores. IKF did everything perfectly, and with the second baseman shifted towards second, no one was there to cover first, so not only did Benintendi score what turned out to be the winning run on the play, but IKF reached first for a single.

I loved it. That’s baseball!

With Clay Holmes struggling, Scott Effross closed out the ninth, but not before putting a scare in us and not before Trevino and IKF combined to make a fine defensive play.

Kiner-Falefa 3 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (1) and GW RBI safety squeeze single

Montas 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 4 K. 1 HBP, 1 WP 3.59 (A’s/NYY ERA)
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.75
Trivino 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.59 (A’s/NYY ERA)
Chapman (W, 1-3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 3.94
Effross (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.88 (Cubs/NYY ERA)

From MLB.com:

Kiner-Falefa is the only Major Leaguer in the last 30 years to have a game-tying homer and a go-ahead RBI bunt in the same game, according to STATS.


Minor league action from 8-12-22.

AAA: SWB (57-51) lost 14-5.
2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, 2 RBI. #11 prospect. .259-8-29, 13 SB
C Ben Rortvedt 2 hits, RBI

Boyle (L, 0-1) 3 1/3 IP, 6 R, 8 H, 3 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR. 16.20 (1st game at AAA)
Mujica 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up HR. 4.04
Shane Greene 1 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1 WP 5.40
L. Bard 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1 HBP 5.40
Zach Greene 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 3.86

AA: Somerset (65-40; 1st half division champs) won 7-3.
Finally, after a long time, a good game from Deivi Garcia, who has struggled for a while.

SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits. #1 prospect. .252-16-53 39 SB
LF Elijah Dunham 2 hits. #20 prospect. .263-13-47 30 SB
3B Andres Chaparro 3 hits, 4 RBI. 3-run HR (9)

Deivi Garcia (W, 1-0 at AA) 5 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 10 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.70 (AA ERA only). #22 prospect.
Ernst (H, 4) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 4.06
Carson Coleman 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 HBP. 3.38 #29 prospect.

High A: Hudson Valley (56-49) lost 10-0, getting just four hits.

Panacual (L, 2-5) 5 1/3 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 7 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 5.80
J. Munoz 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.74
Milam 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1 HBP. 10.50 (High A only ERA)
Ruegger 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 5.01

Low A: Tampa (50-54) Lost 7-2.
C Antonio Gomez 2 hits. #16 prospect. .263-5-35
CF Madison Santos 2 RBI

Messinger (L, 0-7) 4 1/3 3 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 Balk. 4.37
E. Santana 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2 HBP 1 WP 2.01
Paciorek 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 72.00
Dees 2 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP 3.45



Game 113. Holmes’ struggles cost Yanks. Lose 3-2 in 10. 8th loss in last 9 games.

I hate current managerial trends. Instead of thinking outside of the box, managers—not just Aaron Boone—go by analytics and formula instead of by gut, feel and what they see. And it cost them games.

I remember when relief pitchers like Sparky Lyle or Goose Gossage would go two or three innings for the save. Not these one-inning guys. One guy has the seventh, another the eighth, another the ninth. You brought in your best to face the heart of the lineup. If a guy did well, you left them out there until you saw they were losing it.

You didn’t change just for the sake of change. You didn’t stubbornly keep going to one guy “because he’s our closer” despite the fact that the guy has been struggling for weeks and it may be best to put him in lower leverage spots for a while until he gets straightened out. Let someone else who is hot take over for a while. Not everyone is a Rivera.

Go with the hot hand instead of playing pat and trite all the time. That goes for the lineup, too.

These problems hurt the Yanks (71-42) in a 3-2, 10-inning loss to Boston last night. The loss was the Yankees 8th in their last 9 games. Since a 52-18 start, the Yanks are 19-24. That is too long of a stretch of disappointing baseball. It has to be turned around. The postseason is seven weeks away. You don’t want to be playing like this going into the postseason (granted, the 2000 Yankees finished the season 3-14 and won the WS, but that’s an outlier).

In losing 8 of their last 9 games, 5 losses are by one run. 39 of the Yanks 113 games have been one-run games, and the Yanks are 21-18 in those games. Since the All-Star break, the bullpen has lost 9 games for the Yankees. The wheels are falling off and must be put back on, and now. The Yanks still have a 10-game lead in the division with 49 games to play, but they have lost best record in the AL to Houston (the Yanks are 1 1/2 games behind the Astros). After Boston this weekend, the Yanks have Tampa Bay, Toronto and the Mets. Unless they turn things around, this bad stretch could get really bad. And in this bad stretch, bullpen management has been questionable, as have been other front office decisions (like Schmidt and Marinaccio in AAA instead of with the Yankees).

Also, the Yankees offense needs to be more than just Aaron Judge, who scored both Yankees’ runs last night.

The Yanks jumped on one-time Yankee Nathan Eovaldi for a run in the first inning when Judge walked and scored on a double by Anthony Rizzo.

Judge hit a HR (46) in the third to make it 2-0. It was Judge’s 100th RBI of the season. The Yanks didn’t score after that. It cost them. For example, Gleyber Torres is 7 for his last 50.

Domingo German pitched well, giving up only one run in six innings. His first start of the season wasn’t good, but in the four starts since, his ERA is 2.61. Nice.

So, the Yanks had a 2-1 lead going into the seventh. You are coming off an off day. Scott Effross pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning. Only 10 pitches. Why not leave him out there for the eighth? Change for change’s sake is NOT good.

Aroldis Chapman pitched a 1-2-3 eighth. 11 pitches. Once again, if a guy is doing well, why not leave him out there? Repeating. Change for change’s sake isn’t good.

So, Boone went “formula” bringing in Clay Holmes even though we all know Holmes has been struggling. In his first 38 appearances this season, he was phenomenal, with an ERA of 0.46. However, in his last 11 games, his ERA is 10.24. Like a poker player, a manager has to play the hot hand and not stand pat. Holmes is not the hot hand right now. Effross and Chapman were. As soon as Holmes came in, I held my breath.

Holmes’ problems are of command and control, and sure enough, he walked two batters before giving up the game-tying single.

To the 10th and the ghost runner that I hate. Tim Locastro PR for D.J. LeMahieu. Judge walked. Two on and no one out and the Yanks didn’t score. Rizzo got unlucky on a line drive that was caught. A couple of feet higher and it’s probably an RBI double that scores one, maybe two runs. Josh Donaldson and Gleyber Torres both struck out. The Yanks miss Stanton and Carpenter immensely. Donaldson and Torres hitting 4/5 isn’t the answer. The Yanks were 1 for 10 w/RISP.

Boston got the hits they needed off of Luis Trivino in the bottom of the tenth and won 3-2.

Frustrating. You could see some of it coming, though. Boone, and the front office, need to be more flexible and better regarding in-game and especially bullpen decisions (Boone) and personnel decisions (Cashman). For if this collapse continues for a couple of more weeks, heads could roll at season’s end. Granted they can’t control injuries. But for things they CAN control…

We remember the great Yankees’ comeback of 1978. We don’t want a reversal of fortune.

When you are in a funk this long (19-24 in last 43 games) something needs to be said…and done. Boone can’t just sit there with rose-colored glasses on and spin things better than a White House press secretary. The Yanks need to turn it around, and now.

Judge solo HR (46). 100th RBI
Trevino 2 hits.

German 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 4 K. 4.18
Effross (H, 15) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W. 2.94 (Cubs/NYY ERA)
Chapman (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.13
Holmes (BS, 5) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 2.39
Peralta 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.20
Trivino (L, 1-7) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.70 (A’s/NYY record)


Minor League Action from 8-11-22. Schmidt brilliant at AAA. #1 draft pick Jones HRs.

Recent Internet articles advocate a couple of moves the Yanks should make that I also have been advocating for a while. A) bring Clarke Schmidt back up B) bring back up Ron Marinaccio C) bring up Estevan Florial. Of course, moves would have to be made to accommodate bringing those three players back up, but Clarke Schmidt really made a case for himself last night, with six no-hit innings and eleven strikeouts.

AAA: SWB (57-50, hot after terrible start to season) won 4-1.
1B Chad Bell 2 RBI

Schmidt (W, 2-0) 6 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 11 K. 2.86
Rich Rodriguez 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 8.44
M. Gomez (H, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.80
Espinal (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.18

AA: Somerset (64-40, 1st half division champs) lost 4-2.
DH Austin Wells 2 hits #4 prospect .287-12-34-10 SB
1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits
3B Max Burt 2 his, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (10)

Will Warren 6 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.15 #21 prospect
E. Ramirez (L, 3-1) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.57
Cowart 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 Balk. 7.50 (AA ERA)

High A: Hudson Valley (56-48) lost 4-3.
SS Trey Sweeney 2 hits, RBI. HR (13). #5 prospect. ..233-13-47
3B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits.

Castano 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 7 K. 2 HBP. 1 Balk. 3.61
Alvarez (L, 5-2) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.85
Correa 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.62

Low A: Tampa (50-53) lost 8-6.
CF Spencer Jones 2 hits, RBI. HR (1). 2nd game with Tampa. Yanks #1 draft pick this year.
3B Marcos Cabrera 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (13)

Sean Hermann 5 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1 HBP. 1.76 #27 prospect.
Anderson (L, 2-6; BS, 2) 2 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 W, 2 K. 1 WP. 3.99
Mendez 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00 1st game with Tampa.





Minor League Action from 8-10-22. Newly acquired Beeter pitches in AA.

AAA: SWB (56-50) won 3-2. Wish Marinaccio pitched in Seattle instead of Abreu?
LF Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, RBI. #11 prospect .253-8-28, 13 SB
1B Ron Guzman 2-run HR (8)
2B Chris Owings 2 for 2

Jhony Brito 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.86 #26 prospect (AA/AAA 11-4, 2.66)
Zach Greene 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.97
Cordero 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.49
Marinaccio (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.12
Weissert (S, 15) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP 1.90

AA: Somerset (64-39; 1st half division champs) won 9-0.
LF Elijah Dunham 2 hits, RBI. #20 prospect .260-13-47, 30 SB
CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. #15 prospect .244-10-39, 14 SB
DH Jeisson Rosario 3 hits, 4 RBI. 2-run HR (8)
1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits, RBI
RF Blake Perkins 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (12)

Clayton Beeter 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 6 K. 0.00 #10 prospect. 1st game since acquired from LAD for Gallo.
Loseke (W, 7-2) 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.09
Myatt 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 7.20
Jennings 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.68

High A: Hudson Valley (56-47) won 4-0.
DH Jasson Dominguez (“the Martian”) 2 hits. #3 prospect. .266-11-44, 25 SB
SS Trey Sweeney Solo HR (12) #5 prospect .229-12-46, 20 SB

Carela (W, 1-0) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 7.11 Recently promoted from Low A.
Edgar Barclay (H, 3) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.84 #24 prospect
MIller 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.46

Low A: Tampa (50-52) won 7-5.
LF Tayler Aguilar 2 hits, both solo HR (2)
DH Madison Santos 2 hits, RBI Solo HR (5)
C Ben Rice 2 hits.
CF Raimfer Salinas 3 RBI. 2-run HR (3)
3B Luis Santos Solo HR (1)

Y. Castro 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1 HBP 2 WP 3.04
Cortijo (W, 3-1) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. 3.88
Watson (H, 4) 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 1 WP Gave up 1 HR 3.97
Holloway (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.82



Game 112. Judge hits 45th, but Yanks fall, 4-3.

Frustrating.

Nestor Cortes took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and Aaron Judge hit his 45th HR, but it wasn’t enough as the Yankees (71-41) lost to Seattle, 4-3, Wednesday afternoon.

With one out in the bottom of the sixth inning, Cortes lost his no-hit bid when he gave up a HR to Sam Haggerty that hit the foul pole. 1-0 Mariners.

The Yanks bounced back with three runs in the top of the seventh. With one out, Isiah Kiner-Falefa walked, then Kyle Higashioka hit a 2-run HR (7) to give the Yanks the lead. One out later, Judge hit his blast to make it 3-1 Yanks.

But the Yanks couldn’t hold it, giving up three runs in the bottom of the seventh. A single, PB and single made it 3-2 and chased Cortes from the game. Albert Abreu came in and got a strikeout, but then gave up a 2-run HR to Carlos Santana that proved to be the game winner.

It was one moment where I really missed the injured Michael King or Chad Green.

One day after only getting 3 hits in a 1-0 loss, the Yanks only got 4 hits in this game.

The Yanks are 21-17 in one-run games this season. They don’t get blown out, having gone 25-4 in games decided by 5 or more runs, but you wish they won a few more of those squeakers.

Frustrating. The Yanks are off today and are in Boston for the weekend.

Judge Solo HR (45) He now has 99 RBI
Higashioka 2-run HR (7)

Cortes 6+ IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 10 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.67
Abreu (L, 2-2; BS, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.91 (3-team ERA)
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.23